Current issue of Car and Driver has TT RS lap time at VIR as faster than the E9x M3.
But I've decided against getting a TT RS because I'm insecure in my masculinity and was afraid of being called a girl even as I lapped M3s. Actually, I don't give a rat's ass about how manly or not a car looks, I just felt that I liked my M3 more. Much more practical as a DD, especially since I have the E90. TT RS feels very cramped. Also, it has a very light clutch which I didn't like so much.